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How to choose the right field hockey stick and which stick to buy

BY SIMON MASON When it comes to buying a hockey stick there are an overwhelming number of technological claims each designed to make that specific brand appear …

EuroHockey 2017: Netherlands comeback clinches thrilling men’s gold 4-2 against Belgium

By Rod Gilmour in Amsterdam How to silence – initially – 10,000 Oranje? Play forceful, serene hockey with incisive interchanges. Belgium, 2-0 up …

EuroHockey: England hockey’s class of 1991 or 2016?

Danson or Sixsmith? Hinch or Thompson? Claire Middleton looks back at England’s European champions of 1991 and wonders which of those players would make the …

Two games in four quarters: Rio 2016 Olympic hockey analysis one year on

One year on from the Rio Olympics, columnist Todd Williams looks back at whether the quarter rule changed nations’ perspectives in Brazil. In the wake of …

Recalling Team GB women’s hockey Rio gold: ‘It got a bit sour singing at the Dutch – but was all good fun’

As the women’s hockey team set their sights on gold one year ago in Rio, members of Team GB’s other sports had finished their competition and were ready to …

EuroHockey Championships 2017: England’s three-way hockey captaincy suits Ian Sloan in quest for men’s success

By Rod Gilmour in Amsterdam Ian Sloan may have already gained the necessary armoury in his short career, yet the 23-year-old freely admits that captaining his …

Field hockey goalkeeper kit: tips on how to buy and key checklist

Fortitude Hockey guide you through their top tips for beginners’ kit for those fans who have decided that being padded up is the right position for you. …

World Cup fate is in our own hands, says USA star Adam Miller

The final men’s Hockey World League (HWL) Round Two event is underway in Trinidad and Tobago and, with it, rests Scotland’s fate. If the team finishing …

Field hockey coaching: Goalkeeper’s ready or set position in seven easy steps

By FORTITUDE HOCKEY To be set for a save is vital. It is also very controllable and easy to practice. Depending on the individual goalkeeper’s strength, …

Investec Hockey Test: England women evoke past glories against Netherlands in London sell-out

BY ROD GILMOUR AT LEE VALLEY So, the Dutch finally won on a shoot out. But Sunday was really for the 5,000 who had snapped up tickets back in February. It was …

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